Pericardial fluid
Pericardiac Per`i*car"di*ac, Pericardial Per`i*car"di*al, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to pericardium; situated around the heart. [1913 Webster]

{Pericardial fluid} (Physiol.), a serous fluid of a pale yellow color contained in the pericardium. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pericardial fluid — is secreted by the serous membrane on the pericardious sac on the outside of the heart. The pericardial cavity contains between 15 and 50ml of pericardial fluid. It is similar to the serous fluid that is found in the brain for cushioning and… …   Wikipedia

  • pericardial fluid — n the serous fluid that fills the pericardial cavity and protects the heart from friction * * * a fluid found in small amounts in the potential space between the parietal and visceral laminae of the serous pericardium …   Medical dictionary

  • pericardial fluid — noun : the serous fluid that fills the pericardial cavity and protects the heart from friction …   Useful english dictionary

  • pericardial serum — pericardial fluid …   Medical dictionary

  • Pericardial effusion — ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 1786 MeshID = D010490 Pericardial effusion ( fluid around the heart ) is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. Because of the limited amount of space in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Pericardial effusion — Too much fluid within the fibrous sac (the pericardium) that surrounds the heart. The inner surface of the pericardium is lined by a layer of flat cells (mesothelial cells). The pericardial sac normally contains a small amount of fluid which acts …   Medical dictionary

  • Pericardial tamponade — A life threatening situation in which there is such a large amount of fluid (usually blood) inside the pericardial sac around the heart that it interferes with the performance of the heart. The end result, if untreated, is low blood pressure,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pericardial cavity — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = cavitas pericardiaca GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum. The pleural and pericardial cavities are… …   Wikipedia

  • Pericardial — Referring to the pericardium, the sac of fibrous tissue that surrounds the heart. The inner surface of the pericardium is lined by a layer of flat cells (mesothelial cells). The pericardial sac normally contains a small amount of fluid which acts …   Medical dictionary

  • Pericardial sac — The pericardial sac is a conical sac of fibrous tissue which surrounds the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels. The pericardium has outer and inner coats. The outer coat is tough and thickened, loosely cloaks the heart, and is attached …   Medical dictionary

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